Modern design lighting, it is the difference in many ways between an older stuffier vibe for your living space and a brand new shiny veneer just waiting to be reveled in. Space is what it is in many ways. You can use it however you want but the defined contours of your home are not going to simply change in any way without major renovations. Luckily human perception is easily manipulated and with the right choices of furniture placed in a specially structured arrangement you can start to make the most of how your space feels. With the right mix of well lit and more dimly presented space you can make the square footage of your space seemingly balloon to a more comfy and far less claustrophobic area.
Far too many people settle into their home and well, settle for what it offers at face value. That is often garish overhead lighting that does nothing to highlight the positives of the space let alone make you feel more comfortable within it. With the right combination of extra lamps and well defined shades you can make those overhead lighting fixtures work for you or you can make them a last possible resort for lighting design. Mid century modern lamps often have dimmers and can be aimed and adjusted so that there is no reason to settle for anything less than your ideal lighting set up. It is the best way to make an apartment or house work for your needs without doing major electrical work or significantly altering the structure.
When you move into a new place you see a world of potential ready for the taking you can mold it into whatever you want. Then the stress of moving and the sense that you simply need to get things over with can make you take the whole thing as is without ever considering putting your own spin on it. This is why I recommend immediately considering your needs as far as modern light fixtures go when you first move into a new space. This will allow you to make the right purchases and can ensure that you move those fixtures in from the very start, meaning you will never settle for any old set up.
Making the most of your home is not something that you should see as a luxury. It is in fact completely necessary to allow you to sit comfortably in a space and enjoy it for what it is. Your new home.